Kittanning Care Center is one of just a few facilities in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. With an overall rating of B+, this is a high quality nursing home. This facility truly has plenty going for it. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
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Kittanning Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Please note our records indicate that Kittanning Care Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given a strong long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that category with a grade of B+. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 97.87234 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a life threatening ailment for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we assessed is short-term care. This facility was given a favorable short-term care score, with a B in the category. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is considered to be a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Turning to our fourth area, this facility was awarded a decent nursing grade. Although this isn't nearly as elite as some of its other scores, this is truly a middle of the pack score. Our nursing score weighs many data points, most of which are based on nursing hours. This place provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure which is well below the national average. Lastly, while this place did not rank highly in terms of nursing hours, it performed better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In terms of the percentage of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, this facility fared better than the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kittanning Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kittanning Care Center, 5.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kittanning Care Center, 5.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered a fall resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kittanning Care Center, 0.86% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kittanning Care Center, 22.66% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kittanning Care Center, 27.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kittanning Care Center, 0.45% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kittanning Care Center, 98.94% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kittanning Care Center, 10.75% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kittanning Care Center, 20.59% of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility. Some would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Kittanning Care Center, 0.37 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kittanning Care Center, 20.59% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kittanning Care Center, 68.79% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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